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Updated: 25 March, 2017
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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
The Fundamentals
5. KDE Workspace
6. Apps for Common Tasks
7. Security and Root
8. Terminal
9. Admin. Settings (YaST)
10. Installing Software
11. Software Repositories
12. MS Windows Interop
13. Multimedia Codecs
14. Browser Plugins
15. Graphics Drivers
16. Wifi
A: Help and Docs
B: Games
C. Under the Hood
D. History and Background
E: Getting Involved
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9. Administrator Settings (YaST)
YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) is the central tool for system administration. You find YaST in the launch menu in the System category.


Default YaST modules
In YaST you can perform almost any system task, with powerful graphical modules, e.g.: Additional YaST modules
A lot more YaST modules are available than the ones included in the default installation (read about installing packages in the next chapter). Some notable modules not installed by default are:
tip You don't have to use YaST if you don't want to. You can achieve the same things and more using command line tools and manually editing configuration files.

9.1 YaST in the Terminal
The YaST modules can also be used in a terminal (ncurses mode) - this is very useful for servers with no graphical environment running, for remote access via SSH, or in case your graphical environment fails.

Simply run yast as root in a terminal.


Navigate using arrow keys, Enter and Alt+[highlighted letters] (e.g. Alt+Q to quit).

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